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but the child has been charged. >> a story we will follow closely. >>> let's go to japan, tonight the nuclear nightmare shows no signs of ending soon. a frantic effort to cool the reactors goes on while the president is taking new steps to help japan. tonight we are getting a view of the reactors we have not seen. the president paid a visit to the japanese embassy as well. >> reporter: he did and signed a new condolence book. this new video was shot by a helicopter fly over looking right down into the core. they are trying to restart its cooling: it is a firemen's brigade like no other in history. they are now in a race against time. >> they are worried about radiation levels and getting information from japan. >> reporter: the radiation at the reactors mean helicopters can only fly 40 minutes at a time. the ground crews risking their lives are being rotated. >> i am confident that japan will rebuild. >> reporter: earlier in the day president obama came here to the japanese embassy to offer condolences where flags fly at half staff and people have left flowers. he sought to calm fears this r
and asked for forgiveness during the sentencing. >>> is a nuclear core breach underway at japan's nuclear plant? several workers suffered skin burns today when they came in contact with water that had radioactive levels 10,000 times higher than they should be. the increased levels are blamed on suspected breach in the plant's unit three reactor. tom fitzgerald was at the japanese embassy and has details from the satellite center. tom. [ no audio ] obviously, having trouble with tom fitzgerald's microphone there. >>> more from him as soon as we can get that fixed. >>> on the news edge at 6, the cherry blossom festival takes on new meaning after the tragic events in japan. plus. >>> ready to assist the 600 -- hundreds deployed over the -- now. >> another reporter overcome by slurred speech on air. and a new study shows which illegal drug is connected to an alarming increase in emergency room visits. we're back in a moment. my "me time" is when i thought i parked on level 2. or maybe 8? my "me time" is when there's a 10% chance of rain! [ cellphone rin
are growing in japan this evening over a nuclear power plant damaged by the massive earthquake and tsunami. concerns of a meltdown led to thousands of evacuations as the death toll from the crisis rises. maureen umeh is live with the latest. >> reporter: two big headlines out of japan. the race to cooldown the nuclear reactors on the verge of the meltdown and search for survivors. it's a tire situation on both fronts. this is new amateur video of the japanese tsunami after a powerful 9.0 earthquake. the monster sea wave sweeping everything in its path away. houses, trucks, people. you can hear screaming as many watched the waves rip homes off of their foundations and this man said he thought he was going to die. >> i stopped and focused on my family. i decided to make every effort to survive. >> reporter: new tremors are triggering new fears of another quake. emergency workers have been ordering people to seek higher ground. so far, the death toll new stands at nearly 1900. but there are fears the numbers are much, much higher and in one town, at least a thousand bodies washed up along the
survivors are scrounging to find the food and space. the quake, the big nest japan's history, struck before 3 local time yesterday afternoon and in that country's northeast coast and this is the scene at the moment of impact. >> and surprised to feel a shock. >> reporter: and the chaos everywhere else. and that massive shaking caught people offguard at work and home, trapping some and that sparked fires burning out of control up and down the coast, the largest at a refinery outside of tokyo and then unleashed a tsunami, a powerful wall of water that took with it homes, cars and ships, leaving another path of devastation. >> and this particular part of the coast line in northern japan is particularly vulnerable to tsunami waves. there are a lot of bays and harbors that funnel the tsunami waves and make them big. >> reporter: it will take awhile for emergency works to reach the hardest-hit areas and assess the losses. hundreds are reported dead and the death toll continues to rise. there is also a race against time near a nuclear power plant whose co
are patrolling to enforce the u.n. arms embargo. >>> seeing a run on bottled water in japan after the government announced levels of radioactive iodine were found in the tap water. they're more than twice the minimum amount considered safe for babies. the work continues to stabilize the power plant which was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. >>> the cherry blossom festival about to kick off in d.c. tonight, you can stand with japan down on the national mall. a fund raiser aimd at helping the devastating country. the president of the national cherry blossom festival is joining us tonight. how's this going to play out tonight? hi, how are you? >> great. >> we're down here and expecting people to come and have a moment of reflection and go for a walk and the spirit of hope and rebuilding. >> how are you going to raise money. what is it going go toward? jot money, we raising money on site. anyone who comes, contribute into the red cross. we have big boxes and we're promoting the fact to go on line to our website or the red cross to donate d
chief of the u.n. is bound for japan as the country struggled to deal with the crisis. they try to frantically cool the reactors after white clouds drifting from one reactor believed to be linking radiation, forced japanese emergency workers to temporarily evacuate the area. [ through translator ] >> in a worst-case scenario, if the fuel rod is exposed, it can be fragile and there is a chance of it breaking once a shot go is given. >> reporter: the japanese military helicopters pulled out of wednesday's mission, following the release of steam from the containment vessel which, top government officials report was not damaged. during an extremely rare address to the nation, japan's emperor discusses the now international nuclear crisis. [ through translator ] >> i am deeply concerned about the nuclear situation because it's unpredictable. >> reporter: he also offered condolences to the victims of last week's massive earthquake and tsunami. millions are still struggling with no electricity and little food, water, and heat in fridge it temperatures
on the japan disaster. members of the nuclear regulatory commission met at head quarters in rockville today. they say the situation in japan appears to be stabilizing. officials are working to restore power to cooling systems that could take a few more weeks because of the extensive damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami. >>> meantime more than 450,000 people are displaced and the death toll could top 18,000. >>> there are privacy concerns in virginia. why the state can give you a dna test if your relative is accused of a crime. >>> plus d.c. police say an accident has led to murder charges being filed against a 15-year-old girl. we're back in two minutes.  >>> tonight the search is on for whoever provided a gun to a 15-year-old girl who is accused of killing a student at anacostia high. it happened on sunday on stanton road. she picked up a gun and aimd it at a 18-year-old gary gordon and pulled the trigger. another person tried to make it look like an accident. >>> bob mcdonnell pushing a new dna technique for criminal investigations called familial dna. they use the dna of a su
across japan held a moment of silence today to mark one week since the quake and tsunami struck remembering family and friends who are still missing. >>> meanwhile, engineers are trying desperately to hook up power to the nuclear plant. that would be a big step to pre haven't a meltdown catastrophe >>> here in washington, organizers of the cherry blossom festival are looking to organize a march. the stand with japan will take place. >>> following the alleged missing money trail at a d.c. high school tonight. we are learning new details about who may be involved and where that cash is. and spring made a one-day appearance. changes are on the way for the weekend. sue's forecast next. >>> first, you may ask yourself the question, now fox news is taking a poll. who do you think has a firmer grip on reality? muammar qaddafi or charlie sheen? 's rig 2 >>> la verb dinner, new office furniture and a decked out tour bus. that's where investigators say some of the $100,000 that mckinley tech got. >> the money he is still unaccounted for as reported last night. it seems
was going to die. soldiers threatened to decapitate another photographer. >>> to japan now. signs that the nuclear crisis is improving. the lights are back on in the control room for one of the damaged reactors. tomorrow crews will try to power up the water pumps. power lines are also connected to all six reactor units although more work is needed before those are turned on. reconnecting electricity is a big step toward regaining control of the overheated reactors. >>> joe biden signed a condolence book for the people of japan at the japanese embassy here in d.c. hillary clinton did the same. the secretary reassured the japanese that their country will recover from the disaster. and that the american people will continue to offer their thoughts and prayers. vice president joe biden promised continued support for relief efforts. >>> more trouble for d.c.'s mckinley tech high school. this time the principal is under a microscope. the allegations -- fixing grades. roz plater has been looking into it. >> reporter: we know there are two investigati
does 75% of the business in japan and he's not the voice of the duck in the country, though. the comedienne removed the tweets from the feed after he was fired. >>> coming up, the hoyas hit the road for the big dance. details are next in sports. >>> and speaking of sports, did you see this year's mascot madness? clawed the eagle from american university won this competition and 12 different mascots competed in the fox 5 morning news fourth annual challenge. 'g >> good afternoon, everyone. the georgetown hoyas took off for the undisclosed chicago location and that is how they roll. the guard said his broken left hand is fine and everyone had to hold their breath. and getting on the bus. the radio show host goes with the hoyas and to the ncaa tournament. and the head coach. focus and the hoyas received wide-ranging opinions and predictions that either they're a final four team or one and done and does he listen to that? >> not at all. we know the kind of team we are and the popotential we have and we don't listen to any of that and go and play our game. >> and that is what we
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